Category Archives: Prayer

Meditation on a rosary

Prayer Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of … Continue reading

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Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality – finding God in all things

St. Ignatius of Loyola Ignatius was born a nobleman but rejected a military career in favour of a life as a mendicant (a monk without possessions) and priest.  His zeal for the mission of the church and his personal charisma … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Prayer crib sheet – interlinear versions

Click to open – Lord’s Prayer handout

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The Lord’s Prayer – More than Liturgical Ovaltine (Sermon on Matthew 6: 5-15)

If you don’t like the Lord’s Prayer then you are in the wrong place this evening! Thomas Cranmer liked it so much that he included it twice in each of the services of Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Holy Communion … Continue reading

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Taking the Road to Emmaus

This week we travel with St. Luke down the road to Emmaus. Notice how the story mirrors the pattern of the Eucharist: – first we meet with fellow travellers on life’s road – then we listen to scripture and hear … Continue reading

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On retreat with Adrian Esdaile at Wychcroft

My soul watches for the LORD more than the watchmen wait for the morning, more than the watchmen wait for the morning (Ps 130)

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How to pray

It is funny how life has a habit of providing things to us just at the time we need them. In the course of this Lent I have been thinking about how to pray: thinking about what I am trying … Continue reading

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Sunday 26th June – an introduction to Lectio Divina

On Sunday we will be using the practice of Lectio Divina (divine reading) in the service in order to bring the Word Of God into our lives. The Psalmody set by  the lectionary is the beautiful Psalm 13 and we … Continue reading

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